Department of State. Division of Historical Resources. Bureau of Historic Preservation. Overview of Historical Resources Grants-in-Aid. Historic Preservation Grants Special Category Grants Small-Matching Grants Acquisition & Development Survey & Planning Community Education
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Department of State
Division of Historical Resources
Overview of Historical Resources Grants-in-Aid
Historic Preservation Grants-In-Aid
SPECIAL CATEGORY GRANTS
Description: Assist in largerestoration projects of historic structures, major archaeological excavations, and majormuseum exhibit projects involving the development andpresentation of information on the history of Florida.
Award: $50,000 to $350,000
Match: Minimum $50,000. May include cash or donated services and materials. Must be expended within the two-year grant period and/or within five years prior to the application deadline.
Eligibility: Not-for-profit organizationsand state agencies includinguniversities, city and county governments, and units of localgovernment.
Solicitation for Applications: April 1 Deadline: May 31
Application Review: The Florida Historical Commission reviews and ranks the applications at a public meeting each Fall. The list of ranked applications is subject to approval by the Secretary of State, with the approved list sent on to the Florida Legislature. If the list receives a Legislative appropriation, Grant Agreements would be sent out in July of the following year.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION (SMALL-MATCHING) GRANTS
Description: Assist in identification and rehabilitation of historic and archeological sites in Florida, and to provide public information and encourage preservation in smaller cities through the Florida Main Street program.
Acquisition & Development Community EducationMain Street
Certified Local GovernmentSurvey & PlanningHistorical Marker
Award: Up to $50,000 to be expended within one year.
Match: Must equal the grant request up to $50,000. May include cash or donated services and materials. Must be expended within the one-year grant period.
Eligibility: Not-for-profit organizationsand state agencies including universities, city and county governments, and units of local government.
Solicitation of Applications: October 1Deadline: December 15
Application Review: Same as for Special Category Grants, but reviewed in the Spring.
Acquisition and Development Projects
Activities include acquisition, preservation, protection, restoration, rehabilitation, stabilization of historical and/or archaeological sites and structures and the excavation of archaeological sites, as well as the taking of photographs and the preparation of measured drawings and such other records as are necessary to record historical and archaeological sites and properties.
(must meet Florida Heritage Education Program guidelines)
Certified Local Government Projects (CLG)
Certified Local Government status must be established prior to application. Requirements for certification are as follows:
1) Establishment of a historic preservation ordinance and review commission;
2) Maintenance of a system for historic property survey and inventory; and
3) Provisions for public participation in local historic preservation programs, including a process to accept recommendations for nomination to the National Register.
Grant Description: 10% of the State’s annual Historic Preservation Fund grant allocation from the National Park Service is reserved for grant awards to Certified Local Governments for Community Education and Survey & Planning type projects.
Main Street Projects
Description: One-time start-up grant for new Main Streets to help pay for a Main Street Manager, office rental and office supplies.
Award: $10,000 to be expended within one year.
No match required.
Historical Marker Projects
Award: 50% of the cost of a Florida Historical Marker.
Match: Grantee pays the other 50%.
Historical Markers must be approved by the Florida Historical Marker Council prior to submission of the grant application.
Attachment A: Civil Rights Assurance of Compliance Form
Attachment B: Documentation of Confirmed Match or Local Cost Share
Attachment C: Letters of Support
Attachment D: Photographs describing the existing condition of the property or site
Attachment E: A CD with electronic image for the Grant Review PowerPoint Presentation
Attachment F: If completed, Architectural Project Schematics or Construction Documents
Attachment G: Copy of Florida Master Site File Form
Contact the Florida Master Site File at 850-245-6440 for assistance.
Historical Museum Grants-In-Aid
$1:$1 Match & Maximum One Year Term
Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
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For additional Information concerning the Historical Resources Grant program please contact the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Grants & Education Section at:
1-800-847-7278 or 850 245-6333
Please direct general grant application questions to:
Alissa Slade (Grants Supervisor)[email protected]
Sam Wilson (Special Category Grants Assistance)[email protected]
Michael Zimny (Special Category Grants Assistance)[email protected]
Crista Hosmer (Small-Matching A&D Grants) [email protected]
Sharyn Heiland (Small-Matching Survey Grants)[email protected]
Scott Moore (Historical Museums Grants)[email protected]
Please direct technical questions about Acquisition and Development and Special Category "bricks and mortar" applications to:
David Ferro, R.A. (Architect Supervisor, South Florida) [email protected]
Phillip Wisley, R.A. (Architect, North Florida) [email protected]